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April 2012 > Definitely gaining more weight that needed
RosieL's Avatar RosieL 07:11 PM 08-23-2011

I am queasy most of the time. Eating fixes it. So I eat. And unlike my diet pre-pregnancy, I eat carbs. I'm also exhausted. So I rest. Very little exercise.


Big surprise, I've gained 6 pounds in the past month. ARG! I definitely don't *need* that much for the pregnancy. 


I suppose I'm happy to have this annoyance rather than vomiting all day long, but since a DDC is a place one is allowed to vent, I thought I might as well go ahead and voice my complaints with myself and the hormones. I'm contemplating pushing myself back towards the paleo-style eating I'd been doing before. Good for me, good for baby, just need to bear through the quease...

justKate's Avatar justKate 07:59 PM 08-23-2011
IKWYM. I did that last pg b/c i was working and really couldn't be sick. This time i'm home, and i'm chosing to feel like crap sometimes when i know i've had enough to eat. I cannot gain 45+ lbs this time! But either way, it really sucks. I hope your yuckiness goes away soon!
moss's Avatar moss 09:28 PM 08-23-2011
hey rosie, some of that weight gain might be water if you were used to lower carbs in your prepreg paleo diet

i'm staying paleo. I cant imagine adding in a bunch of carbs right now. Yesterday i tried upping carbs a bit and had my first morning sickness. I ate lots of protein (eggs, salmon, liver!) and healthy fats today and the pukey feeling is gone (hope it stays away!). Before i had the morning sickness the pregnancy didnt seem real, but it sure feels real now! If eating protein and fat keeps the nausea away so be it lol.

anyways, i'm sure you'll figure out something that works for you. smile.gif
SweetPotato's Avatar SweetPotato 07:19 AM 08-24-2011

I'm having a similar experience, and, really I'm trying not to worry about it.  I've discovered that I'm actually a pretty crummy mom to my dd when I'm feeling sick and cranky- so I'm trying really hard to just keep myself above the nausea.  And, honestly, if ANY food sounds good to me at any time-- I'm pretty darn happy about that, and likely to go for it!  Of all the things that I could be worrying about, I've decided that what I eat is not goign to be one of them.  I just want to keep this bod revving and be decent to my family.  And sometimes that takes a muffin.

RosieL's Avatar RosieL 08:05 AM 08-24-2011

Awe, I feel I should mention that I'm not worried about weight based on vanity, but rather my health! In the past five years I've learned how much better I feel and how much more *able* I am when I eat veggies and proteins almost exclusively. Eating all the the rice and bagels that I've been eating may stave off queasiness for a few minutes, but I think I won't like the longer-term consequences. 



justKate's Avatar justKate 08:57 AM 08-24-2011

I find the more carbs/sugar I eat, the more I feel like crap.  My midwife suggested that gaining somewhat less than 45+ lbs would improve my VBAC chances.  I like to think it doesn't matter, but I definitely struggled getting around at the end of my pg with the extra weight.  OTOH, I'm not sure I'm entirely in control.  I think some people just tend to gain more than others, and you can't punish yourself over numbers.  My mom gained 60+ lbs with her singleton pgs, and she has always been super athletic and healthy.  I dunno.